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State funeral in Amatrice to honor 37 quake victims

Andrea Rosa and Nicole Winfield, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 9:40am

Construction crews worked through the night to build a tent complex to host an Italian state funeral Tuesday in quake-devastated Amatrice after outraged residents rejected the government's plan to hold the service in a distant airport hangar.

The Latest: UK, France plan to increase security in Calais

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 9:30am

The Latest on Europe's migration crisis (all times local):

Ex-Istanbul police chief, others detained in anti-coup probe

Cinar Kiper, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 9:23am

Turkey detained a former police chief, several governors and nine journalists Tuesday as part of the probe into the movement allegedly behind last month's abortive coup, according to state media.

The Latest: UN under pressure on Syria chemical weapons' use

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 9:20am

The Latest on developments in the Syrian conflict, following Ankara's incursion into the war-torn state last week (all times local):

United States, India agree to boost anti-terror cooperation

Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 9:20am

The United States and India agreed Tuesday to boost counterterrorism cooperation by expanding intelligence sharing about known or suspected extremists and terrorist threats.

Spain's acting premier launches new bid to take office

Ciaran Giles, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 9:10am

Spain's acting prime minister opened a two-day parliamentary debate Tuesday in hopes of getting enough support to form a new government and ending an eight-month impasse, but expectations of a breakthrough are low.

As refugee children die, Nigeria probes theft of food aid

Michelle Faul, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 9:03am

Children who escaped Boko Haram's Islamic insurgency now are dying of starvation in refugee camps in northeastern Nigeria's largest city as the government investigates the theft of food aid by officials.

Israeli ex-spy chief says Palestinian state crucial to peace

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 8:50am

The former head of Israel's Mossad spy agency says the establishment of an independent Palestinian state is crucial to Mideast peace, joining the ranks of retired security men to urge the government to seek a two-state solution.

The Latest: President's impeachment trial resumes in Brazil

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 8:41am

The Latest on Senate proceedings in the impeachment trial of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff (all times local):

Danish lawmakers say Nauru refused visit to refugee camp

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 8:41am

Three Danish lawmakers say Nauru has blocked them from taking part in a visit to a detention center where Australia sends asylum-seekers.

EU authorizes new maritime operations in Mediterranean

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 8:41am

An EU naval mission in the Mediterranean has been authorized to start enforcing a UN arms embargo designed to choke off weapon supplies to extremists in Libya.

AP documents 72 mass graves in territory freed of IS

Lori Hinnant and Desmond Butler, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 8:20am

Peering through binoculars, the young man watched as Islamic State extremists gunned down the handcuffed men and then buried them with a waiting bulldozer. For six days he watched as IS filled one grave after another with his friends and neighbors.

Taliban appoint military chief as the new leader settles in

Kathy Gannon, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 8:10am

The Taliban have appointed a new military chief as the insurgents try to gain more ground in Afghanistan rather than talk peace under a new leadership, Taliban officials said in telephone interviews over the weekend.

Israel says UN envoy's settlement remarks 'distort history'

Ian Deitch, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 7:50am

Israel on Tuesday said remarks by the U.N. Mideast envoy "distort history" after he declared that Israel's settlement-building is a main obstacle to peace with the Palestinians.

Tensions mount as record numbers crowd French migrant camp

Elaine Ganley, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 7:43am

Tempers are rising among migrants squeezed in record numbers into a shrinking slum camp in France's port city of Calais, where they spend hours in line waiting for food and showers.

Suicide bomber hits Somalia presidential compound, 12 dead

Abdi Guled, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 7:40am

A suicide bomber has detonated an explosives-laden truck near the gate of Somalia's presidential palace in the capital on Tuesday, killing at least 12 people, police say.

Pakistani man to be expelled from Romania over terrorism

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 7:30am

A court has ruled that a Pakistani citizen should be expelled from Romania on charges of promoting "extremist Islamism" online, causing a threat to national security.

Crashed fighter jet located in Swiss Alps; pilot missing

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 7:20am

Swiss authorities say they've located the wreckage of an air force fighter jet that went missing over the Alps but still have no news on the fate of the pilot.

Nepal says Indian couple faked Everest climb

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 6:50am

Nepal mountaineering authorities have determined that an Indian couple faked a Mount Everest ascent earlier this year by altering photographs to make it appear they were on the summit, officials said Tuesday.